Will SF Bay Area Housing Prices Drop?
Everyone has been asking me what’s up with the market, will SF and bay area housing prices drop? While I have no crystal ball, this is what I know: Real estate is exceptional (unlike other goods), and real estate stats eventually reduce to the three basics of how many, how much, and how long: How […]
What is a Real Estate Escrow and Why Do I Need One?
<This blog is another in our “How To Buy A Home” blog series.> An Escrow Is A Present Underneath the Christmas Tree Escrow is something given by one person and intended for another, set aside or held by a third party until certain conditions are satisfied. That’s like a Christmas gift underneath a tree that […]
San Francisco’s Historic Fear of Heights
To get a glimpse into the challenges the issues of planning and development in San Francisco, and why there aren’t enough high-rises to accommodate our population, we need only turn the clock back to about 1960…
Pros & Cons of Prop 19: Property Tax Portability
Voters approved Proposition 19 in 2019, and the property tax portability law went into effect in February of 2020. Proposition 19 offers homeowners over the age of 55, homeowners that are severely disabled, and homeowner’s that have been victims of a wildfire or other natural disaster the ability to take their existing tax basis […]
Making Your Outdoor Space More Appealing
The National Association of Realtors stated that 63% of those viewing your home online will come to view it in person. Make it Shine!
Creating Better Curb Appeal
First impressions are very important in many situations including selling your home. When the exterior of your home looks great, it helps to draw potential buyers in to see the rest of your home.
Prop 14: The California Fair Housing Massacre of 1964
In 1964 Prop 14 wrote discrimination in CA state constitution defeating the Rumford Fair Housing Act. How did this happen, and how does it continue to impact California real estate?
What to Know About the Loan Estimate & Closing Disclosure (CD)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPD) mandate the loan disclosure and closing disclosure forms for buyers to understand the cost of their loan and closing costs.
You Moved! Here’s Your Guide to Changing Your Address
Moving can be one a stressful life milestones and with it comes a to-do list a mile long. One of those major to-do list items is changing your address so that you don’t miss that wedding invite or bill.
The Estimated Settlement Statement
Show Me the (estimated) Receipts! While real estate purchases and sales don’t involve cash registers with receipts, and if they did, this is pretty close to what they’d print out.
Tom & Doug Explain Portland
Tom Cotter & Doug Beebe join us for a conversation about all those California buyers moving to Portland.
March 2019 Market Update for NAGLREP
March 2019 NAGLREP lunch and learn with a Market Update by Matt Fuller. The featured speaker was Cedric Tchante speaking about his escape from persecution in Cameroon and building his life in San Francisco.